A joint investigation by the Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and State Office of Probation and Parole has led to the arrest of a Natchitoches man on domestic abuse and multiple felony narcotics charges.
The investigation began on Thursday afternoon April 2nd, when State Probation Agents assisted Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents and Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division in serving an outstanding Natchitoches Parish criminal arrest warrant on Victor C. Starnes Jr., 21 of Natchitoches, La., for Domestic Abuse Battery in connection with an incident during the evening of April 1st, 2015.
During a search of Starnes person incidental to the arrest, agents seized a cellophane bag containing suspected methamphetamine.
According to a Task Force official, during a probationary search of Starnes 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck, agents seized approximately 28 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine ice with a potential street valued of $2800, ½ gram of suspected powder cocaine, 38.5 suspected alprazolam narcotic pills, 2 suspected hydrocodone narcotic pills, digitial scales, syringes, $1500 U.S. currency, and a bottle of fake urine.
As a result, deputies arrested:
Victor Caine Starnes, 21 who gave an address in the 100 block of Chris Street, Natchitoches, La., was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, 1-count of Possession of CDS Schedule II Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, 1-count of Possession of CDS Schedule II Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute, 1-count of Possession of CDS Schedule IV Alprazolam with Intent to Distribute, 1-count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1-count of Domestic Abuse Battery, 1-count of Resisting an Officer, and 1-count of Probation Violation.
Starnes is on felony probation until 2017 due to a prior Possession of CDS II narcotics conviction.
A probation hold has been placed on Starnes while he awaits bond.
Agents believe the illegal narcotics was intended for distribution in the Natchitoches and surrounding areas.
Press Release: NPSO